Hostel Detroit hasn't yet opened its doors in North Corktown, but it is already the new home for Detroit Massage and Wellness. The business, which opened last December, is owned and operated by licensed massage therapist Hannah Lewis.
The Oak Park native has been in the massage therapy field for seven years and moved back from Richmond, Virginia three years ago to be closer to her husband. She then set up shop in Royal Oak, running Tune In Body Works. But the long commute from her residence in Corktown, making her feel like she was lessening her time with clients, inspired her to move her practice closer to home.
"I just could not find a place that I was comfortable working at," Lewis says. "I wanted to work somewhere close to me so that I could be flexible for my clients."
Located just five minutes away from her home, Detroit Massage and Wellness is a tranquil, soothing environment where clients can come to unwind before their sessions.
"The place really has a wellness center approach," says Lewis. "It's an upscale atmosphere, more like a spa, it's very relaxing, and I get to use actual therapy on my clients while they are getting their treatment."
The business offers treatments such as aromatherapy, hot stone massages, massage therapy sessions, and deep tissue massages, all at reasonable prices. Lewis personally recommends adding aroma therapy to a session because clients can achieve more healing through the different oils that are used. And with the almost-nonexistent commute to work, Lewis says she is able to dedicate more time to clients, many of whom live in Detroit, Hamtramck, or in the suburbs.
"There are a lot of positive things about being here in Corktown. The massage therapy clients always come back, we're all under the same roof and I am able to give them what they want."
When the Hostel Building opens to the public in April, Lewis plans to relocate to Spaulding Court, which is located behind the Hostel Building. Find out more information about Detroit Massage and Wellness on Facebook
Source: Hannah Lewis, Detroit Massage and Wellness
Writer: Veronica Grandison